War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0180 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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to twenty prisoners here and some have been sent below via Tuscaloosa. The enemy hold between 300 and 400 men of mine, captured in the last six months, many of them the best men I had,a nd I wish to inquire of you if I can get the number needed to complete the exchange and when I can promise to deliver them.

Very respectfully,

P. D. RODDEY,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, February 26, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant General R. Taylor.

By command of General Beauregard:

GEORGE W. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 4, 1865.

Brigadier General H. E. PAINE, New York City, N. Y.:

GENERAL: Your letter of the 2nd instant, requesting to be informed of the number of prisoners at the several stations, to enable General Beall to distribute his supplies judiciously,is received,a nd in reply I have to inform you that there is an average of about 8,000 at the following stations, viz: Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, Elmira, Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio; Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill; Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind., and Rock Island, Ill; about 3,000 at Johnson's Island, 1,200 at Alton, Ill., and 1,500 wounded men in and near Nashville, Tenn. There may be about 500 at and near New Orleans.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S . Army, Commissary- General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 4, 1865.

Brigadier General H. E. PAINE, U. S. Volunteers, New York, N. Y.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith requisition for clothing required for prisoners of war at Fort Delaware, Point Lookout, Camp Chase, and Cap Douglas. As under the recent understanding these articles are to be furnished by the rebel authorities through their agent, General Beall, I send you the estimate to show what quantities should be furnished. Please notify me to what prisons supplies are forwarded, and when.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S. Army, Commissary- General of Prisoners.

WASHINGTON, February 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General HOFFMAN, Commissary- General of Prisoners:

GENERAL: His Excellency Stephen Miller, Governor of Minnesota, with a humane and pathetic anxiety to minister to the wants of such Minnesota soldiers as maybe held in rebel prisons, authorizes me to